Series of rare diagnosis and presentations of abdominal mass in children: a great learning experience


  • Arindam Ghosh Department of Pediatric Surgery, N. R. S. Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Subhankar Chakravorty Department of Pediatric Surgery, N. R. S. Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Somak Krishna Biswas Department of Pediatric Surgery, N. R. S. Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Sumitra Kumar Biswas Department of Pediatric Surgery, N. R. S. Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India



Abdominal mass in children, Adrenal tumor, Fetus-in-fetu, Teratoma


Abdominal mass is a common finding in children, either palpable or radiologically evident surprisingly. Some of them are rare tumors. Functional active tumors are rarely palpable but present with varied arrays of symptoms. In this series authors are discussing few rare cases with atypical presentations such as- teratoma arising from adrenal gland, teratoma presenting with hypertension, fetus in fetu (Girl and Boy child), adrenocortical tumor presenting as precocious puberty and adrenal pheochromocytoma with features of cushing’s syndrome. These atypical presentations may have pose a challenge in diagnosis and management for the treating team with first time occurrence specifically if they are handling them for first time.


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